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Gartner recently launched a new service, Gartner Peer Insights Plus, which provides a curated set of research and functionality giving you access to:

  • Select Gartner Research
  • Alerts on markets and vendors
  • Weekly industry news roundup
  • Exclusive Peer Insights website features

 

For a limited time, we are pleased to offer 3-months access to our customers who provide an honest review for Informatica MDM and our Business 360 solutions on Gartner Peer Insights.

 

Click here to access the survey

 

  • Reviews take ~10 minutes to complete
  • Reviews are published anonymously but you will be asked to create a profile using your business email (personal addresses not accepted) OR LinkedIn account for Gartner’s validation purposes.
  • Once your review is approved, Gartner will grant your access to Gartner Peer Insights Plus

 

Please email slipcsik@Informatica.com with any questions!

 

Please note that Gartner Peer Insights Plus is currently not available to consultants, systems integrators, or technology providers per Gartner Community Guidelines.

Informatica MDM - Supplier 360 10.4 Hotfix 1 is released to shipping and is available to download.

 

The 10.4 Hotfix 1 release includes increased stability through bug fixes and fixes integrations. Please refer to the product Release Guide and Release Notes for the detailed list of features.

  • Invitation Feature:
    • After verifying generated supplier profiles, customers can invite supplier representatives to sign into the Supplier Portal to initiate and maintain a supplier relationship with the organization.
    • File import support to send an invitation in bulk. 
  • Enhanced Portal Onboarding Experience:
    • With the new comment section on the wizard, suppliers can view all the comments provided by the organization at the time of sending back or when more information is required. 
    • Suppliers can review the profile before submitting to the organization with Print & Preview options.

 

Configuration option to hide empty section in the questionnaire section

 

Release Notes: https://docs.informatica.com/master-data-management/mdm-supplier-360/10-4-hotfix-1/release-notes/abstract.html

 

PAM: https://network.informatica.com/docs/DOC-18786

 

You can download the Hotfixes from here.

Informatica MDM Multidomain Edition 10.4 HotFix 1 has been released to shipping and is available immediately.

 

This Release includes the following:

 

  • Removed Need for Adobe Flash: The 10.4 HotFix 1release eliminates the need for Adobe Flash in the browsers running Informatica MDM Data Director (IDD).
  • Subject Area-based IDD and Informatica Data Control Enhancements to help business analysts and data stewards
    • New Hierarchy Manager: A modern user interface to explore and manage complex relationships between data
    • New History View: Allows you to review changes to master data in chronological order
    • New Timeline View: Helps in the investigation of changes to master data over a period of time
  • Support for Zero Down Time (ZDT): The ZDT allows you to upgrade MDM while providing uninterrupted access to the MDM Hub.
  • Support for Enterprise Data Catalog (EDC) Scanner: The new EDC scanner allows you to catalog all your MDM available assets for enterprise-level discovery.
  • New Hierarchy Widget: The new Hierarchy Widget allows you to view all parent and child records of a record in a hierarchical format as a widget within the Business Entity dashboard.
  • Localization Bundle Migration: The new migrate bundle allows you to migrate localization of metadata from Subject Area-based IDD to Business Entity based IDD.
  • Support for Oracle Configuration Manager (OCM): The OCM allows you to collect data for transactions between applications and databases.

 

Release Notes: https://docs.informatica.com/master-data-management/multidomain-mdm/10-4-hotfix-1/release-notes/abstract.html

Release Guide: https://docs.informatica.com/master-data-management/multidomain-mdm/10-4-hotfix-1/release-guide.html

PAM: https://network.informatica.com/docs/DOC-18785

You can download the Hotfixes from here.

Customer 360 10.4 HotFix 1 is released to shipping and available to download.

 

The 10.4 HotFix 1 release includes increased stability through bug fixes and fixes integrations. Please refer to the product Release Guide and Release Notes for the detailed list of features.

 

  • Customer 360 Portal (Business to Business) :

 

    • Introduced new self-service Customer 360 Portal where customers use the C360 Portal to initiate and maintain a customer relationship with the organization.
    • Prebuilt Signup, wizard-driven data onboarding, email templates, state-managed & role-based UI along with single-step approval process.
    • Prebuilt Email, Phone, and Address Validation and provision to add custom validation. 

 

  • Portal Configuration Tool :

 

    • With the MDM Customer Portal Configuration Tool, Customers can easily customize the new customer portal and will also be able to create new custom portals.
    • With record & custom pages, state management, role-based access, and components capabilities customers can easily extend and customize the portal behavior, access control, Integration, and page layouts based on their business needs

 

Release Notes: https://docs.informatica.com/master-data-management/mdm-customer-360/10-4-hotfix-1/release-notes/abstract.html

 

PAM: https://network.informatica.com/docs/DOC-18784

 

You can download the Hotfixes from here.

Informatica Customer 360 Insights 2020-1, an AI powered, data hub for customer engagement, has been released to shipping and is available immediately.

 

Customer 360 Insights (C360i) connects and enriches all customer data to create a contextual 360 view that powers digital transformation initiatives including personalized marketing and deep analytics. Customer 360 Insights enables B2B and B2C organizations to:

  • Resolve customer data and create relationships using advanced machine learning algorithms
  • Infer customer attributes from unstructured data using Natural Language Processing (NLP)
  • Visualize relationships, households, and complex B2B hierarchies using a graph data store
  • Present multiple perspectives of the customer based on unique users and use case context

 

Customer 360 Insights 2020-1 delivers new capabilities that cater to marketing and analytics use cases. C360i introduces usability enhancements, such as improved user access management and improved Configuration Manager experience. The details are as follows:

 

  • Customer Segmentation: Marketers can now build and manage customer segments (including search, clone, reuse etc.), analyze segments using visualizations, preview the data of customers qualified for a segment, and export the segment data as a CSV file, or land the segment data in an HDFS folder or to S3 bucket using export API.
  • Insights Enrichment: Businesses can now enrich customer data by using machine learning models in addition to Java-based enrichment functions. Third-party Python models trained by data science teams can be employed against the data within C360i
  • Enhanced User Management: Administrators can now assign multiple roles to users. Users will have a primary role and an option to have one or more secondary roles. For example, a user can have the primary role as data steward and the secondary role as match trainer. Multiple roles provide flexibility for user-role mapping and allow an administrator to have better control over role assignments.
  • Improved Configuration Management: Implementors can now benefit from various improvements that are made on C360i Configuration Manager that provides enhanced usability and productivity.
    • Enhanced productivity by being able to clone configuration sets, perspectives, and quality measurement functions
    • Enhanced configuration experience with data model, data source, and matching

 

More details can be found in the Release Guide:

 

Release Notes: https://docs.informatica.com/master-data-management/customer-360-insights/2020-1/release-notes.html

Release Guide: https://docs.informatica.com/master-data-management/customer-360-insights/2020-1/release-guide.html

 

PAM for Informatica Customer 360 Insights 2020-1

Informatica MDM Multidomain Edition 10.2 HotFix 5 has been released to shipping and is available immediately.

 

The 10.2 HotFix 5 release removes the need for Adobe Flash in the browsers running Informatica MDM Data Director (IDD):

 

  1. New Hierarchy Manager in Subject Area based IDD, Business Entity based IDD, and Informatica Data Control: A modern user interface that allows your business analysts and data stewards to explore and manage complex relationships between data.
  2. New History View in Subject Area based IDD and Informatica Data Control: The new History view allows your business analysts and data stewards to review changes to master data in chronological order.
  3. New Timeline View in Subject Area based IDD: The new Timeline view allows your business analysts and data stewards to investigate changes to master data over a period of time.

 

Release Notes: https://docs.informatica.com/master-data-management/multidomain-mdm/10-2-hotfix-5/release-notes/abstract.html

 

PAM for Informatica MDM Multidomain Edition 10.2 HotFix 5

 

You can download the Hotfixes from here.

Customer 360 10.2 Hotfix 5 is released to shipping and available to download.

The 10.2 Hotfix 5 release includes removes the need for Adobe Flash in the browsers running Informatica MDM Data Director (IDD):

New Hierarchy Manager : A modern user interface that allows your business analysts and data stewards to explore and manage complex relationships between data.

 

Release Notes: https://docs.informatica.com/master-data-management/mdm-customer-360/10-2-hotfix-5/release-notes/abstract.html

 

PAM for Informatica MDM Customer 360 10.2 HotFix 5

 

You can download the Hotfixes from here.

Informatica MDM Customer 360 10.3 Hotfix 3 has been released to shipping and is available to download.

The 10.3 Hotfix 3 release includes increased stability, performance and removes the need for Adobe Flash in the browsers running Informatica MDM Data Director (IDD):

- New Hierarchy Manager: A modern user interface that allows your business analysts and data stewards to explore and manage complex relationships between data.

 

Release Notes: https://docs.informatica.com/master-data-management/mdm-customer-360/10-3-hotfix-3/release-notes/abstract.html

 

PAM for Informatica MDM Customer 360 10.3 Hotfix 3

 

You can download the Hotfixes from here.

Informatica MDM Supplier 360 10.3 HotFix 3 has been released to shipping and is available to download.

The 10.3 Hotfix 3 release includes increased stability, performance and removes the need for Adobe Flash in the browsers running Informatica MDM Data Director (IDD):

- New Hierarchy Manager: A modern user interface that allows your business analysts and data stewards to explore and manage complex relationships between data.

 

Release Notes: https://docs.informatica.com/master-data-management/mdm-supplier-360/10-3-hotfix-3/release-notes/abstract.html

 

PAM for Informatica MDM Supplier 360 10.3 HotFix 3

 

You can download the Hotfixes from here.

Informatica MDM Multidomain Edition 10.3 HotFix 3 has been released to shipping and is available immediately.

 

The 10.3 HotFix 3  release removes the need for Adobe Flash in the browsers running Informatica MDM Data Director (IDD):

  1. New Hierarchy Manager in Subject Area based IDD, Business Entity based IDD and Informatica Data Control: A modern user interface that allows your business analysts and data stewards to explore and manage complex relationships between data
  2. New History View in Subject Area based IDD and Informatica Data Control: The new History view allows your business analysts and data stewards to review changes to master data in chronological order
  3. New Timeline View in Subject Area based IDD: The new Timeline view allows your business analysts and data stewards to investigate changes to master data over a period of time

 

Release Notes: https://docs.informatica.com/master-data-management/multidomain-mdm/10-3-hotfix-3.html

 

PAM for Informatica MDM Multidomain 10.3 HotFix 3

 

You can download the Hotfixes from here.

Informatica MDM – Customer 360 v10.4: MDM – Customer v10.4 delivers new functionality and enhancements that make it easier for data stewards and business users to fix, master, curate, and consume trusted customer data. These include:

 

  • MDM v10.4: This release of MDM - Customer 360 is inclusive of the full capabilities announced for MDM v10.4. 
  • Data Privacy Compliance - Consent Management: To help organizations comply with customer data privacy and protection laws and regulations, the MDM – Customer 360 data model has been extended to persist, manage, and master consent data at different levels. Organizations can use the consent management extension to create business entities related to consent management, such as privacy policy, privacy purpose, and processor information. 
  • Enhanced Report Creation and Out-of-the-box Charts: Out-of-the-box task management KPIs, the ability to create and drill down into new reports, and enhanced chart navigation capabilities on a data steward dashboard, provide greater visibility to key metrics for task management and workflows.
  • Enhanced installation capabilities: Upgrades to and installation of MDM – Customer 360 have been made easier through the addition of silent installers for a streamlined, hands-off installation process.

 

Release Notes: https://docs.informatica.com/master-data-management/mdm-customer-360/10-4/release-notes/abstract.html

 

PAM: PAM for Informatica MDM Customer 360 10.4

Informatica introduces the latest evolution of the master-data fuelled application: Informatica MDM – Supplier 360 version 10.4.

 

MDM - Supplier 10.4 delivers new functionalities and enhancements that help buyers efficiently collaborate with suppliers and improve the ability to assess their compliance, performance, and risks.

 

In addition to the full capabilities of Multidomain 10.4, some of the innovations in Supplier 360 include:

 

  • Easy to Customize: Portal Configuration Tool

With the MDM Portal Configuration tool, it’s easy to customize the newly built supplier portal and to create custom portals based on business needs. Customers can use the tool to create or edit pages, control access to pages based on state management and roles, or add predefined components to the pages.

  • New Look and Feel for Supplier Portal

The Supplier Portal provides a new look and feel to suppliers who manage their master data and product-related information in the Supplier Portal. The Supplier Portal supports 8 languages and can be extended to any language.

  • Report Creation and Out-of-the-box Charts

Out-of-the-box task management KPIs and the ability to create new reports on a data steward dashboard, increase efficiency and improve stewardship through greater visibility to key metrics for task management and workflows.

  • Enhanced Workflow Capability

A new action named “Send Back” allows a manager during the approval process to send back the application to the supplier. The supplier can update the application and return it for approval.  In addition to this, a data steward can save changes in draft state.

  • Data Enrichment with D&B Integration and Out-of-the-box Widgets

Customers can enrich supplier data with Supplier Profile and Supplier Risk information provided Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) to manage the most reliable suppliers and protect their business against risk and prevent business disruption. With the out-of-the-box Supplier Risk Widget, customers can view the supplier risk ratings on the supplier dashboard.

 

Release Notes: https://docs.informatica.com/master-data-management/mdm-supplier-360/10-4/release-notes/abstract.html

 

PAM: PAM for Informatica MDM Supplier 360 10.4

Informatica Multidomain MDM 10.4 has been released to shipping and is available for download. 

 

The 10.4 release includes many new features and enhancements to deliver rich and tailored business user experience, modernized data stewardship, and simplified administration.

 

  • New Hierarchy Manager and Relationships Network: Modern user interface that allows you to configure, manage, and simplify the visualization of complex hierarchical relationships and network of relationships between data. 
  • Interactive Charts and Reports: Graphical representation of data though the Chart component that allows data stewards and business analysts to easily aggregate the data about business entities, view performance for processes, tasks,  and more. You will also have the ability to drill down into the details.
  • Intelligent Match Rules: Intelligent matching powered by CLAIRE® to help you set up match rules based on your data and achieve accurate match results.
  • Data Stewardship and Task Management at Scale: Ability to perform bulk updates with single click to help data stewards complete repetitive tasks with efficiency and high accuracy.Task actions to help task administrators efficiently manage and review large number of tasks with just a few clicks.
  • File Import and Match: Bulk data import powered by CLAIRE’s intelligent file structure discovery mechanism. You can now load and process external data with minimal effort. CLAIRE intelligently identifies and maps the source file fields to the best target business entity fields for a simplified data import. Data stewards can monitor import jobs, view the history of actions, and compare the records during the import.
  • Smart Search: Enhanced search experience through custom index settings and display of search filters in the order that is most useful for data stewards.
  • Adaptive User Experience: Ability to design your own custom pages and flexibility to make these pages appear as a permanent tab in the application to help manage and monitor master data your way. Better usability and rich user experience as icons and color-codes help you identify business entity records and relationships.

 

Release notes: https://docs.informatica.com/master-data-management/multidomain-mdm/10-4/release-notes.html

 

PAM: PAM for Informatica MDM Multidomain Edition 10.4

What are we announcing?

Adobe announces the end of life of Flash in December 2020.

 

The company has stated that they will stop updating and distributing the Flash Player at the end of 2020 and encourage content creators to migrate any existing Flash content to other formats. As a result, Google, Microsoft and Mozilla announced the end of support for Flash in their browsers effective 31st of December 2020.

 

Where are Flash components used within MDM and what is the impact with this announcement?

Flash components are used in parts, in Informatica MDM Data Director (IDD). The following table points to the specifics:

 

ComponentsVersions
Hierarchy Manager in Subject Area-based IDDAll versions
Timeline View in Subject Area-based IDDAll versions
History View in Subject Area-based IDDAll versions
Hierarchy Manager in Entity 360 based IDDAll versions prior to 10.4
Hierarchy View in Informatica Data ControlAll versions

 

What do you need to do?

If you are using one of the above features, then you are impacted by the Browser Flash deprecation and need to act.

 

Please refer to KB 610975 for more information.

Informatica MDM - Customer 360 10.3 HotFix 2 is released to shipping and available to download.

 

The 10.3 HotFix 2 release includes increased stability and performance through bug fixes and fix integrations. Please refer to the product Release Guide and Release Notes for the detailed list of features.

 

Release Notes: https://docs.informatica.com/master-data-management/mdm-customer-360/10-3-hotfix-2/release-notes/book-abstract.html

 

PAM: https://network.informatica.com/docs/DOC-18494

 

You can download the Hotfixes from here.

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